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Obama to Blame if Social Security Checks Withheld

Our government funds thousands of programs that should be eliminated or severely cut because they provide little or no value to American citizens. Here are a few examples: $2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly, promotion of rural tourism in Lebanon, $12 million to promote economic growth in Lebanon….

Pelosi Doesn’t Want To Fix It

Pelosi stood against reforming a bankrupt retirement scheme, and now she is taking the same tack here: Medicaid should not be reformed lest it appear as if it needs reform.

The Chief Blue Hampster may have learned a dead language but not so much on math….

Dean over at Blue Hampshire is kvetching again.  Over Social Security.  Figures: If we Gen Xers had a nickel for every Very Serious Older Person in the Village who clamors for Social Security "reform" that doesn’t affect those nearing retirement – but is mum on those Gen-Xers who have been paying into it for decades …

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On Ponzi schemes….

 Once again, when you run out of other peoples’ money…..   BERNIE MADOFF SOCIAL SECURITY Takes money from investors with the promise that the money will be invested and made available to them later Takes money from wage earners with the promise that the money will be invested in a "Trust Fund" and made available …

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I notice that Dean is on his anti-privatization of “Social Security Hobby Horse” again

He’s such a kidder:  Because Wall St. did such a great job with our retirement accounts recently. Er, let me ask this: is Big Government, the end game of Progressives everywhere for its "intelligent guiding hand by altruistic experts for society" doing much better?  He denigrates Wall Street, but the return is still better than …

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Obligatory opine about Obama’s “gift” to elders…

The rules, I guess, are Obama’s rules – if he doesn’t like them, he ignores them (sorta like the Constitution with his power grabs – even Congress is starting to sound worried about an Imperial Presidency that FAR exceeds that of, well, Barack Hussein….Nixon?).  The rules are that for a COLA increase to be given …

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Baby Boomers hit social security age. Uh-oh!

Viagra ring by Gizmodo. Covered under part B? . Via Pun Salad: PJ O’Rourke, writing for the Weekly Standard,  on baby boomers reaching the social security milestone: O rend thy garments, America! Heap ashes upon thy head. We, the generation of generations–triumphant in our multitudes, invincible, indomitable, insufferable–have come into our inheritance. Hereby we claim our …

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